Ultracopier is an open source file copying tool for Windows, macOS and Linux- gHacks Tech News

I wish to hold issues organized on my system particularly in relation to file downloads. While all downloads find yourself in a single location on my system, I like to repeat them to particular folders each from time to time because it improves manageability. I put paperwork right into a folder, and do the identical for program installers, transportable purposes, media recordsdata, and different file sorts.

I realized way back that utilizing native Windows copy performance might not be one of the best method as jobs could take a very long time to course of.

If you are like me, you most likely have a number of copying duties operating typically. Depending on the learn/write pace of your drives, it might take a very long time to run them concurrently. Windows 10 does supply a pause/resume possibility in File Explorer which makes it a tad simpler. There are various choices reminiscent of TeraCopy or Total Copier which have been round for a very long time, however even in case you run copy job after copy job, chances are you’ll find yourself ready a very long time.

Ultracopier interface

Recently whereas trying round GitHub I got here throughout Ultracopier. It is the official substitute for Supercopier. And like its predecessor, Ultracopier is an open source venture.


When I used to be midway by the reviewing course of, I found that the developer added a Bitcoin Miner to a selected model of this system a number of years in the past to assist growth; this was discovered by a consumer and the developer eliminated the miner from the applying afterwards.

A Virustotal scan reveals that the installer is clear, there are not any hits on the time of writing. The developer did acknowledge the problem and resolved it; the GitHub web page is nonetheless up though it might have been deleted simply.

Once put in, Ultracopier replaces the Windows Explorer’s copying performance with its personal. Whenever you run copy, transfer, lower, and paste operations, Ultracopier is used as a substitute of the native Windows copy performance.

The Ultracopier interface is displayed throughout the course of; it shows the source and vacation spot folder, progress data, the quantity of information that is left to repeat, the remaining time (this was fully inaccurate throughout my exams equally to how Windows can’t present a superb estimate of the remaining time), and the switch pace in MB/s.

A click on on the extra button brings up choices, however you may additionally entry it by the tray icon > Add copy/shifting > Add switch possibility.

At the second Ultracopier v2 is lacking a number of options which have been current in v1, e.g. checksums should not obtainable but. The choice to pause the copy does not work and pace restrict is not functioning both. The developer has promised so as to add these again sooner or later. Frankly, these are a few of my favourite options in copier purposes.

Note: Though this system is free and open source, a premium model is obtainable as effectively. The interface has a line of textual content (which is actually a hyperlink) that requests you to purchase the Ultimate model to assist the event.

Ultracopier tray icon

The program’s secondary interface could be accessed from the system tray icon. The menu right here has two main sections: Add copy/shifting and Options.  Add copy/shifting has three extra choices: Add copy, Add switch and Add Move. All require that you choose the source and vacation spot folders.

The add switch possibility brings up the Ultracopier pop-up window into view and you will want to click on on More to entry the switch pane. It’s fairly simple, you add recordsdata and folders, handle the queuing order and begin the switch.

Ultracopier transfer menu

The Copy Engine tab has some good choices reminiscent of “Transfer the file rights, Keep the file date, transfer the entire folder, comply with the strict order, and create full path if it does not exist”. These aren’t essential choices, although it is good to have some management. You can manually tweak the efficiency settings (threads and buffer), I did not as a result of I wished to overview this system with its default settings. There are a number of plugins obtainable on the GitHub web page for extra performance.

Time for some exams. I used a 1.83GB Linux Mint ISO and ensured no apps have been operating within the background (aside from Notepad the place I used to be saving the outcomes).

Ultracopier take a look at

  • External HDD to SSD – 29 seconds at 68MB/s avg.
  • SSD to HDD – 26 seconds at an common pace of 72MB/s.
  • HDD to SSD – 24.30 seconds at an common pace of 77MB/s.
  • HDD to exterior HDD – 20.15 seconds at an common pace of 65MB/s.

Windows File Explorer

  • External HDD to SSD – 27.61 seconds at 69MB/s avg.
  • External HDD to HDD – 25.58 seconds at 69MB/s avg. (began excessive at 80)
  • SSD to HDD – 20.76 seconds at an common pace of 80MB/s. (began within the 200s).
  • SSD to exterior HDD – 29.34 seconds at an common pace of 65MB/s.

Note: I ought to level out my HDD is very previous and fairly gradual (CrystalDiskInfo reveals Caution). The SSD and the exterior onerous drive alternatively are nice.

Test 2

1.31GB of Music recordsdata (100+ in a number of codecs) in several folders (unable to find out common speeds as a result of it displayed pace per file)

Ultrcopier take a look at

  • HDD to External HDD – 30 seconds
  • HDD to SSD – 23 seconds
  • SSD to External HDD – 25 seconds
  • SSD to HDD – 30 seconds

Windows Explorer take a look at

  • HDD to External HDD – 20 seconds
  • HDD to SSD – 19 seconds
  • SSD to External HDD – 21 seconds
  • SSD to HDD – 33 seconds

You could discover that Windows Explorer exams are sooner right here. That’s as a result of it appeared to make use of some type of caching, and the copying course of type of began with the progress bar half-filled at occasions. I needed to clear the clipboard, restart Explorer’s course of by copying one thing else and repeat the exams. It additionally shot up at occasions, utilizing extra CPU energy. I am undecided if the outcomes might be comparable in Windows 7 or eight.

I repeated these exams with Big Buck Bunny MOV and AVI movies (which I often use for testing video associated software program), and the speeds have been fairly comparable. There is not an enormous distinction with reference to hurry however that is to be anticipated. It is attainable that you may get extra out of this system underneath sure configurations.

The principal achieve is not the efficiency achieve (if any) however the choices to create customized copy jobs which will prevent fairly a little bit of time.

Did I point out that it is additionally obtainable for Linux, macOS and Android?

Closing Words

Ultracopier was written in Qt. I feel that it might be a superb substitute for TeraCopy, as soon as the lacking options are added. There is a transportable possibility within the settings of the put in model (sure you learn that appropriately), although I did not take a look at it.

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